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Russian Mi-171A1 cargo transport Helicopters Win Brazilian Tender to Operate in Amazon Basin Russia.


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Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 04:25 AM

 
Russian Mi-171A1 Helicopters Win Brazilian Tender to Operate in Amazon Basin.
 
 
Moscow – The Russian multi-role Mi-171A1, manufactured by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters holding company, won the tender of Brazil national oil company Petrobras to operate in the Amazon Basin.
     
Moscow – The Russian multi-role Mi-171A1, manufactured by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters holding company, won the tender of Brazil national oil company Petrobras to operate in the Amazon Basin.
Mi-171A Cargo and passenger helicopter Russia Russian Defence Industry
     

The first batch of two Mi-171A1 helicopters in transport configuration is scheduled for delivery to Brazil in 2011. At the moment the parties have confirmed the technical parameters and conditions of the delivery. Further deliveries and the creation of an MRO centre based on a Brazilian company can be reviewed in the future.

“Russian Helicopters holding company is ready to provide for the needs of our Brazilian partners in rotorcraft. With Petrobras plans to pump up its oil production in the Amazon Basin the use of Mi-171A1 helicopters in that off road region can become one for the key factors in preserving the ecology of the relic tropical forests of this unique region,” Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov said.

     
The Mi-171A1 became the first Russian civil rotorcraft to be delivered to the Brazilian aviation market. Earlier in 2008 the FSUE Rosoboronexport signed a contract with the Brazilian Ministry of Defence to deliver 12 military Mi-35M helicopters manufactured by Rostvertol, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters. By this time 6 units have been delivered to the Brazilian side pursuant to that contract; according to the schedule, the final batch of Mi-35M helicopters may be delivered before end 2011.
Mi-171A Cargo and passenger helicopter Russia Russian Defence Industry
     
The Mi-171A1 became the first Russian civil rotorcraft to be delivered to the Brazilian aviation market. Earlier in 2008 the FSUE Rosoboronexport signed a contract with the Brazilian Ministry of Defence to deliver 12 military Mi-35M helicopters manufactured by Rostvertol, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters. By this time 6 units have been delivered to the Brazilian side pursuant to that contract; according to the schedule, the final batch of Mi-35M helicopters may be delivered before end 2011.

The Mi-171A1 was certified in Brazil in 2005 and has a corresponding type certificate. It can perform night and day flights in adverse weather conditions. The Mi-171A1 can transport up to 26 passengers or 4 tons of load inside the cabin or 4 tons on an external sling. The helicopter can carry up to 12 injured with medical personnel; perform search & rescue and firefighting operations.

 

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